Memory loss after surgery

Common Questions and Answers about Memory loss after surgery


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My question is how long can I assume the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memory</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> is due to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> and when should I begin to feel concerned? During the weeks before the surgery I noticed some "loss of memory" but I thought it was the stress of surgery since the Aneurysm was found while trying to get clearance for a LapBand surgery. My husband had no symptoms at all and originally did not want to undergo the procedure.
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> coratid artery <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>, experiencing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memory</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> which is not consistently short term or long term, is it possible for the brain to reconfigure areas damaged by particles that passed through the filter and regain the ability to remember? This discussion is related to <a href=''>short term memory loss</a>.
Johns Hopkins researchers who have been at the forefront of this field reviewed the evidence on short-term and long-term mental changes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> bypass <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span>. They found that short-term confusion, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memory</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span>, and poorer problem solving and information processing are common after bypass surgery, but are usually temporary and reversible. Most people return to their pre-bypass level of function between 3 and 12 weeks after surgery.
Losing a whole day, and having some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memory</span> problems for awhile <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> open heart is not that uncommon. What he might be going through is problems with his meds. You can take a list of all of them to your pharmacist to ask what the possible side effects are. I'm a little surprised his Cardio Dr has'nt thought about this. Or has your husband not mentioned the memory problems to his Dr yet?
I'm a volunteer in a critical care cardiac unit, and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memory</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> is quite common <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> bypass surgery. Usually memory function returns, but not always about events that took place close to the surgery. Be patient and continue to re-assure your loved one. Keep us informed.
in all these memory losses, she lost most of her memory but remembered few persons which were important to her. her last <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memory</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> was occured on 28th august, 2009 due to another <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> meant for cleaning out the tumour from her whole body. this time she dun remember ANYTHING except one person. is there any chance of recovery of her memory? also i wanted to know that if she lost her memory, is it gone forever or can she be able to remember any part of it after another memory loss?
But doing this resulted in side effect like shrinking of brain leading to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memory</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span>. He is in critical condition now. Is there any solution for this. If yes, please give that advice fast.
In 2007 he had a hip replacement done and ended up having 3 operations within one week because of complications. My question is could the buildup of medications etc cause him to now have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memory</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span>, language skills loss and tremors in his right hand. He walked in to the hospital on crutches and now is dependent on a wheelchair.
after she stopped taking the pain medication (oxicodine) she has <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memory</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span>. At first it was little things, but now she does not know what year it is, how old she is, or that she just had surgery. She does have some memory, like she knows who me and my sister are and what she does for work. Another symptom is that she says her body is soar, like she lifted a bunch of weights. We are looking for any type of input/advise. Her doctors have been doing every test and scan.
it is the temporary memory loss, impaired vision and slurred speech observed right <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> in many heart bypass patients. The underlying cause for the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> effects is not clearly known but usually clears up in few months. I hope this helps, and if you have any further questions or comments you are welcome to respond. I wish your father well going forward.
I thinks that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memory</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> is a pretty normal thing after bypass surgery. It does get better though as time passes.
I had major <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memory</span> issues <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>surgery</span> 10 years ago. It is now so much better but I worked at it. I read that doing puzzles like crosswords, word search etc help. I did them a lot! I used to have a photographic memory & that is long gone, but it has improved a ton. I used to be driving & had no clue where I was. I could not remember simple words for things. It was scary. Now I can remember most things. I do use a lot of post its tho to make sure I remember appts etc.
Has anyone experienced <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memory</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> their heart attack? Is this the meds or aftereffects of the MI? I'm having lots of trouble after returning to work with dates, appointments, names. Is this temporary and should I tell the doc? I'm taking Plavix/Metaprolol/Lipitor/Niaspan/Asprin/Dilantin. Should I see my neurologist for safe measure?
Hello, Short term <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memory</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> brain surgery is more common than you might think. Let me break this into a two part answer, first the basic info about standard approaches, and second, what I have seen happen over the years working with patients that had brain trauma from different sources; First, Rehabilitation after brain tumor surgery that results in memory loss typically involves psychotherapy and cognitive therapy.
after finishing up with surgery, 4 rounds of chemo & 30 rounds of radiation I am now taking Femara. I am wondering if this drug in any way effects the memory, or thought process. I have been having a lot of memory loss and confusion when speaking. It's like I know what I want to say but sometimes can't seem get the correct words out. Any help would be much appreciated.
He reads text, travels, meet people but nothing remains in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memory</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> 2-3 days even <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>after</span> repetitions. Over the last some months his cortisol levels were noted to be 4-5 times the normal. Also having a feeling of heaviness & pain over the areas above ears. MRI report showing nothing. Neurologists are of the opinion that this could be a hippocampal damage or pseudo-dementia. His routine has also got a lot difficult & he notes everything in his diaries.
Hi, I hope you get more responses because I'd like to know the same thing. I really don't thing they cause Alzheimer's or Dementia but <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memory</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> can be quite varied in degree. I've been on Xanax .5mg for anxiety, agitation, depression for about 2 years. About 6 months ago I've found that my memory is profound compounded by disorientation. Like you, I lose things break china and glassware regularly. Don't know the day of the week the date and even the time of day.
- extra weight around the middle, bladder incontinence, menopause, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memory</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span>, fatigue - I don't know many 27yr olds who have to deal with all this! Hopefully it will ease up soon and I'm pretty sure once I get my HRT figured out, I will stop sounding like a broken record!
When the blackness cleared, i wasnt clear for 30 seconds what happened. Basically a 30 second <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memory</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span>. I AM CONFUSED and a little worried as well. I do work a lot and obviously due to work, i can say that stress is there. But, i seriously dont think i should have a stress attack at ejaculation. Secondly, I do not trust the Danish medics. Some of my closed ones have experienced worse due to the Danish medics unawarenss of the diseases and patients.
Of all the drugs on the market, this drug has the highest incidence of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memory</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> in users. As to whether <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>memory</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>loss</span> due to the use of Xanax is permanent, there is still not enough data to make a definitive conclusion and is still being researched. In the simplist terms, they don't know yet whether your memory loss is hort-term or permanent.